Good news, UGA football fans, running back Nick Chubb will be on the field for the season-opener against North Carolina.
Head coach Kirby Smart revealed the news, stating the Georgia Bulldogs star would be suiting up for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta while splitting carries.
We will even catch a glimpse of highly-touted freshman Elijah Holyfield, the song of boxing legend Evander Holyfield.
“I think everybody’s in line to get carries,” Smart said, via Anthony Dasher from Atlanta’s 11alive.com. “Nick’s in line, Elijah (Holyfield’s) in line, Brian (Herrien’s) in line,Brendan Douglas is in line, Tae Crowder’s in line. All those guys are in line to get carries.”
But what can we expect from Chubb, who had his 2015 prematurely ended after a gruesome knee injury? According to Smart, Chubb is doing everything the team has been asking of him which is a positive sign.
“He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do and that’s all we can do,” Smart said. “He’s helped on special teams, he’s carried the ball, he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do.”
While Chubb is ready to roll for the season-opener, there is still no word on Sony Michel.
Michel suffered a broken forearm after an ATV accident in July. He has participated in non-contact drills, but there is no word on when he will officially be cleared.
“I don’t know if he can play or not. If he can he’ll definitely be in line,” Smart said. “But he’s got to be cleared before I do that.”
Georgia and North Carolina are scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Photo Credit: Nick Chubb, Twitter